Ritchey is reinforcing its 2012 range with new exciting components including a stem, road cockpit, and tires. First, the 353g Carbon MonoCurve is an all-in-one bar and stem that mixes a monocoque EvoCurve bar with a carbon stem.
A 100g alloy C260 stem and bar clamp wraps 260º around the handlebar making the cockpit line. Featured by the Apex 46mm Clinchers are Ritchey WCS hubs, 46mm aero carbon rims, and Sapim CX Ray Aero stainless steel spokes.
There are 2012 Ritchey Components made for 29ers, too. Both tubeless-ready, the 1,537g Vantage II carbon wheelset has a rim with a 26.5mm internal width to fit wider tires while the 554g Shield 29er, a fast-rolling cross-country tire, has a softer rubber on the outside that improves cornering and a more durable and firmer center section that rolls quicker.